Officials seek help identifying Anderson package thief

ANDERSON, Calif., — Officials in Anderson are continuing to ask for the public’s help identifying a man who was captured on home surveillance footage stealing a large delivery package from a home’s front porch on Friday morning, Aug. 12. According to the Anderson PD officials, who have released both video and still-images of the theft, the man seen stealing the […]

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Montgomery Creek woman, 25, killed in head-on collision with big rig near Fall River Mills

FALL RIVER MILLS, Calif., — Authorities say a 25-year-old Montgomery Creek woman was killed after being involved in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer semi-truck early Saturday morning, Aug. 12. Neither of the occupants from the big rig were injured in the deadly collision, which happened along SR-299E just west of Pit No. 1 Powerhouse Road near Fall River Mills, […]

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Suspect killed during domestic violence attack in Cottonwood – Charges not expected against woman who fired fatal shot

COTTONWOOD, Calif., — Authorities say a domestic violence related incident led to the fatal shooting of a Cottonwood man Sunday, August 7. According to officials, the woman alleged to have fatally shot the man suffered “severe” injuries at the hands of her attacker and was being “physically and mentally abused” by the man who ended up dead as the result […]

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Op/Ed: Competitive Bidding: Helping California Businesses Thrive – by Senator Ochoa Bogh

Here in Sacramento, one of the many (many, many) things we learned during the pandemic is that when the state has to procure goods and services during a declared state of emergency, it currently has no efficient, transparent means of identifying bids from California-based companies. During a State of Emergency, the Department of General Services awards contracts to a company […]

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Responding to community outcry, judge blocks sexually violent predator’s proposed release into Menifee neighborhood

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Responding to input from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Menifee Police Department, and most importantly, members of the Sun City community in Menifee, a judge on Friday blocked the proposed release of 69-year-old Lawrence Moff, a convicted sexually violent predator (SVP), into their community. SEE ALSO: Driver flees from Banning traffic stop, leading to double-fatal […]

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Driver flees from Banning traffic stop, leading to double-fatal collision – Victims, 75 & 24, ID’d

BANNING, Calif., — Authorities have identified two men who died as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Banning Friday evening, July 29. Two other people were injured in the collision, which occurred at the E. Ramsey Street on-ramp to Interstate 10, near the Banning Municipal Airport, according to officials. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has since confirmed to RCNS […]

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Suspected of recent gas thefts and wanted on multiple warrants, McArthur man arrested with narcotics & firearm

MCARTHUR, Calif., — Authorities say a local man with an extensive criminal history was arrested after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine and a loaded and concealed firearm, as well as burglary tools and items typically associated with fuel theft Wednesday evening, July 20th. Last night’s stop was the result of an ongoing investigation into a significant increase […]

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UPDATE: Local girl, 17, ID’d after fatal Winchester rollover

UPDATED: Thursday, July 14, 10:31 a.m. Originally Published: Tuesday, July 12, 6:43 a.m. WINCHESTER, Calif., — Authorities say a local teen was fatally ejected from her vehicle when an SUV she was a passenger in struck another vehicle and overturned several times in the French Valley / Winchester area Saturday, July 9. The driver of the SUV was hospitalized after […]

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Red Bluff traffic stop leads to discovery of meth, heroin, fentanyl, and handgun – Felon arrested

RED BLUFF, Calif., — Authorities say a felon was arrested in Red Bluff after a traffic stop led to the discovery and seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, yesterday afternoon, June 20. As a result of the stop, officers also found packaging material, a handgun and ammunition, and more than $1,000 in cash, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Toddler […]

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Shotgun blast from Anderson resident protecting his family ends violent crime spree and felon’s life

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a convicted felon with a criminal history that included arrests for stalking, making criminal threats, violating a domestic violence restraining order, drug possession, resisting arrest and other crimes has died after being shot by a resident whose home the suspect was repeatedly ramming with his vehicle Sunday evening, June 19. The shooting ended a violent crime […]

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